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that opened up hope for six and a half million people. the problem is the united states has never been very good, whether it's in afghanistan, iraq, in creating an alternative and the bol line is the united states basically walked away when it came to how do you create a new state, how do you facilitate the diverse forces, whether it's the tribal elements, more than 300 militias that had formed during that brief eight-month involvement, how do you stem the flow of weaponry and create an alternative. if you saw charlie wilson's war, at the very ending of the movie when he says i raised all this money, billions of dollars for arms to the opposition to fight off the soviets but i couldn't raise a couple of million dollars for education. it's the same kind of problem. we're not good at figuring out what alternatives are and as a result libya destabilized and a lot of the arms that went into libya, a lot of the forces that were militarized flowed not just into mali and algeria but across a huge chunk of northwest africa. as a result you see a huge destabilization that's affect in turn little tun
rebel training camps and other targets. so what will the united states do? a pentagon official told me this afternoon that the u.s. will participate in mali, but, and i want to make sure i put quotes around this, it's still deciding what that looks like. when we went to the mali border last summer, i saw first hand how dangerous the situation is. today, we spoke to some of our sources on the ground, including the military commander of the al qaeda's linked group. he told us that the militants are, in his words, excited and would welcome u.s. troops on the ground. he also said the french bombs have killed civilians and that france is signing a death warrant for french people around the world, opening the gates of hell. omar said the militants will fight to the end and this will be a long war, more dangerous than afghanistan or iraq. we also spoke to a fighter from a tribe who lives in northern mali. you saw him here this summer. he said the fighting in some towns in northern mali has been fierce over the weekend and he said something important for american policymakers to consider. his
, talk to me after you got on the stage in front of the president of the united states and hundreds of thousands to sing the national anthem in 40-degree weather. until then, that particular bomb is bursting in air on the ridiculist. that's it for us. thanks for watching. "erin burnett out front" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, weeks after newtown, another shooting at an american school as two gunmen open fire at a texas college. we go to houston for the latest. >>> plus the family of an american hostage murdered in algeria spoke out today. >>> beyonce's national anthem. what you may not have known about it. about it. let's go "outfront." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, a shooting at a texas campus. shots rang out at the lone star community college in houston today in what officials now are blaming on a fight between two people. it was pretty awful to watch. it was so much uncertainty today as we started to see just what those helicopter shots, people running, there were stretchers. no one was sure what was happeni
diversity, that we have not seen before in the united states congress. interesting statistic is that among democrats in the house, white males will not be the majority any more of the democratic conference. that's the first time that has happened. we have an african-american republican appointed to the united states senate. that the first time we have had an african-american republican in the senate since 1970s, early 1980s i believe. clearly you are looking at a different group of folks in terms who've is represented up here. the problem is, they are having the same problems to deal with once they're sworn in. we have seen the swearings in going on all day, sue. >> thank you very much. congress might be be able to get much done but ty can get it done. he is at manager of the year conference and awards in chicago. ty? >> sue, i was just thinking, if you don't have to be a member of house to be speaker of house be i nominate jon stewart. >>> we are back for manager of the year awards presentation. basically golden globes, oscars, emmys of the hedge funds business. who would have turned a $1
in to a booming business birth tourism. four women giving birth in the united states so their kids will be citizens and it's not from where you would expect. let's go ""outfront."" >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, the battle over super storm sandy. so the house of representatives is going to vote tonight, really just imminently, on a 49 house republicans voted against the final bill and we will speak to one in a moment this may sound like an easy vote to you because disaster relief always gets approved but when it comes to spending this country's money every dollar counts. as we saw with the fiscal cliff battle not everyone in washington thinks this kind of money is worth it. >> $16 billion is to quintuple the size of the community of development grant block program the slush program that pays for projects such as doggy day care centers and doesn't have to be spent in the hurricane area. $2 billion is for highway repairs, anywhere in the country including up to $20 million each for guam, american is a mow ya and the mariana islands isn't in the same ocean as
the second of two seismic shifts in the united states military in just over two years. the first was december of 2010 when president obama signed the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" law and ending a policy that mandated shame and secrecy as requirements for service. the second happened on thursday when defense secretary leon panetta joined the joint chiefs of staff chairman martin dempsey and made this announcement. >> we must open up service opportunities for women as fully as possible. and therefore today, general dempsey and i are pleased to announce that we are eliminating the direct ground combat exclusion rule for women. and we are moving forward with a plan to eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to service. >> just like that, 200,000 military combat jobs that were once off limits for women are potentially open to any woman who meets the qualifications. more importantly, the official policy for women in the u.s. military has now caught up with what has long been the reality for women in the u.s. military. women already make up 15% of the overall force and 17% of the of
in the united states so their kids will be citizens and it's not from where you would expect. let's go ""outfront."" >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, the battle over super storm sandy. >> if you listen to the republican critics, they say the pork is everywhere in this $34 billion amendment that the democrats tacked on to this emergency spending measure for superstorm sandy. take a look. it includes $194 million for the national oceanic atmospheric organization. it will give $2 billion for repairing roads virtually anywhere after a natural disaster including, yes, guam which is ,000 miles from where sandy struck, more than $100 million for amtrak to end to its trains and tracks in the northeast corridor even though it looks like less than a third would involve repairs related to sandy and it's damage. and the amendment includes $16 billion for the department of housing and urban development to help with disaster relief, rebuilding an economic revitalization but not just in sandy's path, in any disaster zone anywhere in the country. that is what the critics have be
. the consumer market is a little weakened. 3m up 13%, united technologies up 12%. they are naturals to repeat their gains if not do better, given their strong asian exposure. 3m has been held back by a weak china. they can only improve from here after that tax bill. two well-run companies, perfect proxies for worldwide growth. at&t 11% gains, even the most boring of stocks can generate double digit returns. i think the same gain is in the cards for this year. cisco, for all its flaws, still beat the dow by a percentage point. i can't see this company returning to the days of yore, that's not going to happen. but up 8%, it can do that again. cisco seems cheap enough. i think it can return to the mid 20s where it closed today. what's with merck falling so far behind an inferior pfizer going up at least historically. the pipeline needs improvement here or we'll see high single digits again. they will remain the order of the day if not the year until we hear about something that can produce multiple billions of dollars in the out years and i certainly don't see anything in merck's pipeline right
. that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability, preserve , protext and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. congratulations, mr. president. [ applause ] >> dana: good evening. thank you for joining us on this special day. hours ago on the steps of u.s. capitol, president obama took the oath of office for the second time as his wife michelle and his lovely daughters looked on. a beautiful brisk day in the nation's capitol and hundreds of thousands were there to watch the historic moment, which happened to fall on the day we remember, martin luther king junior. here is part of his speech. >> what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith, or the origins of our names. what makes us exceptionalbe, and what makes us american, is our allegiance to our idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago. we hold these truths to be self-evident. t
the lawsuit, claiming that lance armstrong defrauded his former team sponsor, the united states postal service -- read, the federal government. we have more on this story this afternoon. why oprah? do we know that yet? >> reporter: no. a lot of critics are asking the very same thing. remember, after the interview, oprah said that lance armstrong came, quote, ready. now people are asking, did oprah come to that interview ready? oprah said today on cbs that she read and studied for this like a college exam. she came in with 112 prepared questions. you heard her earlier say, he didn't come clean in the manner she expected. but later she said, she was satisfied. listen. >> i went in prepared to have to dig and pull and reference because i was -- literally, in my head on page 76 of the recent decision, if he says this, i will go to that. and if he says this answer, i will go to -- seven deadly sins, page 114. i didn't have have -- have to do that because he was pretty forthcoming. >> reporter: armstrong's lawyers were not allowed to sit in on the interview. oprah was asked why did he come out now?
of time. we have five seconds here. >> i don't think that the united states of america can be effective if we stand with the forces of autocracy in front of freedom. that's fundamental. >> i have to make that the final word. thanks to all of you here. quick programming note, stay with nbc news for special coverage of president obama's inauguration starting tomorrow on "today." that's all for today. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." >>> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >>> president obama takes the oath of office for the second time at the white house. good afternoon to you, i'm craig melvin and you are watching msnbc, the place for politics, and this is how president obama's second term started earlier today. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> i, barack hussein obama, do s solemnly swear -- >> to execute the office of the president of the united states -- >> to execute the office of the president of the united states -- >> will protect and preserve and defend the constitution of the united states. >> will
, will the president of the united states, the official oath of office, in a private ceremony at the white house. peter doocy live in washington with the latest. >> and last night was the big kids inaugural ball at walter e washington convention center just up massachusetts avenue, as for the big stars that were there, usher performed the opening act and then far east movement, the gas of "glee" and katy perry there in red, white and blu lesser-known acts like mindless behavior, and the crowd was about a third the size of a similar event back in 2009. last night. roughly 5,000 people showed up. four years ago, there were 14,000 people, but the crowd was mostly made up of military families and school kids from chicago and the first lady made sure to let everyone in the audience know that just because the war in afghanistan is ending does not mean that the country will stop taking care of servicemen and women and their families. >> as these wars draw to an end, and we draw down our troops, i want you all to know, absolutely, but here is the thing, i want you to know you and your families to know that we
, barack hussein obama, do s solemnly swear -- >> to execute the office of the president of the united states -- >> to execute the office of the president of the united states -- >> will protect and preserve and defend the constitution of the united states. >> will protect and preserve the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. >>> we have team coverage of the 57th presidential inauguration, and luke russert is with us on the washington mall, but we start with peter alexander on the north lawn of the white house this afternoon. pete, we know that the first family attended the historic metropolitan church this morning, and what are they up to right now? >> well, they get some quiet time together as a family which compared to the hundreds of thousands of people now converging on the capitol ahead of tomorrow's public swearing in and the presidential address, the inaugural address to take place, we believe they are here at the white house right now. we have a good look at sasha obama, the youngest daugt e of the oobamas to
abouted day which the united states will no longer be a superpower but so-called first among equals. they project the date is somewhere around 2030. your thoughts and reckoning on the date and whether or not you agree with that, if you will, not decline, ascension of other powers? >> right. i certainly think that since the financial crisis back in 2007 and 2008, there has been a tendency to write us down, if you will. you think many of those assessments have been unduly pessimistic. i think even down right wrong at times. we're still the most powerful economy in the world. there is still have most powerful military. demographic i canly we're quite a healthy nation. we are the third most populous nation in the world and we will be even out to 2050. so the notion that somehow we're going to be eclipsed from the scene, i think is completely wrong. there is some truth to the statement that the economic and demographic center of gravity in the world is shifting towards asia. but it is shifting towards asia away from europe if you will. and not away from the united states. and i think tha
. >> here is the reality about the keystone pipeline that comes from canada to the united states to deliver oil. that oil is going to somewhere no matter what. this is becoming an ideological touchstone in washington but it doesn't mean a whole lot. that oil will find its way to china, the united states, to europe, wherever it's needed whether the pipeline comes to the united states or it goes across canada and off the coast of vancouver british columbia. this dc fight has very little meaning in the larger picture. >> michael: but those dc fights change the way we talk about it. >> they do. >> michael: it will be the centerpiece for however long for a moment or months of conversation. >> that benefits the status quo. it benefits big oil big coal and the lobbyists who represent those interests. if you're talking about what is relevant then you're not talking about policies and changes that are very important. >> michael: how does it change the president's accusation. >> facts, in washington they have a problem with. it's not tens of thousands of jobs but hundreds of jobs at the end of the da
. let's list. >> if congress refuses to give the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic. far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. >> congressman jordan back in 2011 when we had the debate you advocated going past the debt ceiling deadline saying it wouldn't be such a bad thing. would you advocate that again this year? >> i advocated a solution and not a deal. it is no wonder the president doesn't want to debate this. if i had prosided over the four annual highest deficits in american history, $5 trillion increase in the national debt i probably wouldn't want to talk about the issue either. let's look at the facts. since the debt ceiling agreement passed 16 months ago the day after it passed we got a downgrade from s&p. a week after the market dropped 1300 points. the supercommittee which chris and so many members voted for fell apart like we all thought it would and the only scheduled cuts that were supposed to take place we just suspended them five days ago in the fiscal cliff deal. we hav
the united states house and senate? the same number that my daughter's budget proposal. so i am concerned over the fact that he cannot draft a budget. if he is willing to unveil the most closely guarded national secret that we have, which is president obama's and i will be happy to give him a listen. i am more troubled about mr. mr. lew's ability to garner a single vote on capitol hill of. lou: already reminding us of lew's new seat. >> it didn't take long. lou: congressman, we appreciate you being here. congressman trey gowdy. we will have much more on the gun-control debate throughout this broadcast. president obama was against them before he was for them and now he has made the bush tax cuts permanent. or at least 90% of us. but the white house has gone silent on the middle-class tax hikes. that's tonight's "chalk talk." and obama and the constitution. the second amendment is under assault. will the president get away with it? peter johnson joins us next. this happy couple used capital one venture miles for their "destination wedding." double miles you can "actually" use. but with thos
and i don't believe the votes are there in the united states senate or the house to pass anything like the carbon tax, or the democrats are talking an energy tax, like a gasoline tax, kim is right. if they're going to do this, through the regulatory angle and outlaw in that way. >> paul: but then, james, why mention it so prominently, or was this sort after bait and switch for the environmentalists and mention it and in policy terms don't. >> there may be some bait and switch, but this is key. if he doesn't need to get anything through the congress, like the potomac swatch-- >> kim strassel. >> so well. they think that they have a court decision a few years empowers them to regulate carbon. they think they're off to the races here and this suggests to me that maybe the play is, with all of the business community expecting an approval of the keystone pipeline, the president might approve the pipeline, but then really ratchet down on the use of the oil going through that pipeline and i think he might be able to say to environmentalists. >> paul: how would they do that, they won't build t
... at officemax. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect, and defend. >> preserve, protect, and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> the ceremony happened in the spare blue room of the white house fulfilling a constitutional requirement. tomorrow rewe will be there for the ceremony on the steps of the capit capitol, that familiar scene before the eyes of the nation and tens of thousands there to glimpse history in person. the president will raise his right hand in a moment for the ages. good afternoon, everyone. i'm alex witt. we are live from washington, d.c. in this next hour and a half, we'll try to bring perspective and context to the second inaugural and this historic presidency. my panel is joining me right now from "washington post," the columnist
is 15 times that of other wealthy nations. in 2008 japan had 11 people killed with guns. the united states had 12,000. in 2012 the entire united kingdom population of 64 million had 35 gun deaths. the city of chicago alone had 500. how can mr. lapierre be right when he says the only answer to the exponential rate of firearm homicides in this country is more firearms? >> look at the rate of gun homicides in states like texas where gun control is not a factor and people can carry concealed weapons. the rate is very low. you look at cities -- you made my point. >> i don't think i have, sir. we think of aurora, colorado, we think of the oregon shopping mall shooting. but you were going to -- >> i was -- >> one minute, mr. ward. >> fortunately, we live in a world where there is such a thing as math and statistics and the statistics have shown quite clearly, the highest rate of gun deaths in the country would be louisiana. louisiana also happens to have the least gun regulations. illinois, where chicago sits and people love to cite chicago, chicago is a city where they have a myriad of pr
issue will get the united states supreme court. not particularly in this case, the cases involving the roman catholic church.rch. we will have this decion eventually.tle lou: very quickly, has little time left here.seventn >> okay. yes. lou: 17 states setting up these exchanges.o it's starting to look like a tremendous problem. >> it is a german this problem. i don't think it they will be le to make their january 14, 2013, dae. health care insurance premiums will be more expensive rather than less expensive. it usually means lower prices for consumers, but they're trying to dohe opposite. lou: and has been a mess from the beginning. >> it absolutely has. it's only going to get worse. lou: thank you so much, peter johnson. the administration has endangered the life and liberty of americans, including thosezy killed in benghazi.aria by ignoring sharia law., ndrew joining me now is andrew boston. he's the author of the new book "sharia versusor freedom."shar the legacy of islamict to hav totalitarianism.ith it is greatto have you with us. we appreciate it. let's start with the idea th
of state. the president is considering a new job for ambassador to the united nations susan rice. may become the next national security advisor if all the appointments are confirmed. we will have carried out an almost total revamping of his national secity team. >> confident that judge will be an outstanding secretary of defense and brennan will be an outstanding director o the central intelligence agency. may understand that we are only successful because of the folks up and down the line in these respective institutions. the folks on the ground who are oftentimes putting their lives at risk for us. d oftentimes removed from washington and politics. lou: some members of the party expressing consternation about his election because of controversial statements on the israeli reluctance. among the reason for that concern and in some cases outright opposition. seven of the 12 republican members of the armed services committee expressing some opposition wwith at least three senators already saying they wi vote no. senator david fisher saying, i will be a no-vote and on the floor. south ca
to our economy, far worse than any economic period seen in the history of the united states. in my judgment if the federal government becomes insolvent or goes into bankruptcy because the debt has accumulated to such an extent that it overwhelmed our ability to pay. in that context, then, i'm willing to raise the debt ceiling if one or two things happens. first, the constitutional amendment must pass the united states congress and sent to the people. >> that could happen. >> certainly may not happen if we don't try, the second is, substantial spending cuts. >> according to john boehner that is not going to happen either. >> a sincere effort of trying to address the problem, the trillion dollar a year deficits are unsustainable. >> we get that from republicans, i'm trying to get at what has happened within the republican congress in the house such that the day after the inauguration, the republican leadership is saying let's not raise the debt ceiling? let's pretend we simply do not have one. and do that for a period of months. is that -- is that thing going to get the votes? that i
contribute to only about 4% of violence in the united states. so all the focus on mentally ill people as the source of danger and violence is really a diversion and a distraction from the much larger problem in this country. which is that we have really homicide by firearms as a huge epidemic. 30,000 people every year die by firearms in the united states. 17,000 by the suicide, and 13,000 by homicide. the vast majority of people who die by homicide are not mentally ill. the vast majority are not mentally ill people. >> gail trotter, i want to listen to the exchange that you had with senator whitehouse today. >> ms. trotter, quick question, sarah mckinly, in her home, used the assault weapon that would not have been banned. >> i don't know what type she used. >> well, trust me, it was, and that would not have been banned under the statute. so i think it proves the point with ordinary firearms, not 100-magazine peculiar types of artifacts, people are quite capable of defending themselves. >> gail trotter, the hearing is about legislation that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity
with senator mitch mcconnell. if the president of the united states wants to talk about tax increases, look it up in the history books because it's not coming during 1913th session of the united states congress. >> how significant are the spending cuts that you're talking about? what would it take to get to you raise the debt ceiling? >> two things that would have to occur, either one of which would cause me to raise the debt ceiling, one is a balanced budget constitutional amendment phased in over a period of time that would force washington to deal with this issue in a serious way. and the alternative, there would have to be spending cuts, real spending cuts, first year in excess of $100 billion. >> 100 billion. okay. constitutional amendment in a long time. jim newsel, you called the fiscal cliff deal to this point a fiasco. what had your high expectations for what's to come on the spending and the debt limit that they have to deal with in the next couple of months? >> i don't have very high expectations. >> i didn't think so. >> i mean, i think at this point in time we're seeing history
. >>> "outfront" next, the united states prepares new offensive against al qaeda. >>> plus, will she or won't she? hillary clinton, robert reish, a man who has known her since he was 19 years old, reacts to our cnn interview and tells us about a date he had with her. >>> apple will launch a new ipad with a very different price tag. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, attack of the drones. the american government is launching a new war, some of this country's 7500 drones may be about to take off with new targets in their sights. today, nijar's ambassador says he has agreed to let the u.s. military put drones in his country in an effort to gain intelligence on mali, algeria and libya, three spots where we have seen a recent explosion in al qaeda linked attacks on americans. eric schmidt is senior writer for the "new york times" covering terrorism. he broke the story this morning that the u.s. is planning a drone base in niger. the lieutenant general oversaw the first predator drone strike in 2001. in such a crucial question as this war on al qaeda ramps up a
with a deadly storm here in the eastern part of the united states. there is wind damage all across the southeast, some of it from tornadoes. one death is reported in tennessee, another in georgia. right now the worst weather is crossing georgia. cnn's miguel marquez is in adairsville where there is significant damage. tell us what is going on. >> reporter: huge damage. at least one person, we understand, was killed when a building collapsed but fortunately not where i'm standing, at least not that we know of. this entire area -- this looks like it was someone's -- part of somebody's lunch that was being made is here. across the road, this is the main road in adairsville, georgia. two roads are completely destroyed. you can see the cars that are flipped over and semitrucks are flipped over as well. you can see this was a plant making heavy machinery this morning, 50 to 100 people in this thing. it is completely demolished. everyone, everyone made it out alive and fine. we talked to a couple of employees who said they hid in the bathroom and prayed and prayed but they finally were able to get out
, a severe deadly strain of flu is spreading cast the united states and officially hitting epidemic levels. widespread cases reporting in nearly every states. i'm gregg jarrett. welcome to america's news headquarters. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. so the death toll grows. cdc releases numbers, 20 children have died and overall there are now 27 dead in minnesota, 22 in pennsylvania, 18 in massachusetts, 8 in oklahoma and six in illinois. nationwide the grim total may be higher since not all of the deaths are initially reported as linked to the flu. anna is following all this develop by the hour. live in the new york city newsroom. >> reporter: officials say the flu outbreak may be slowing, cuomo declared a state health emergency. flu has been reported in all states, 57 counties and all five boroughs. boston has been hit particularly hard. death toll stands at six including a child under the age of 6. stated public health officials say the flu's early arrival and fierce symptoms have caused patients to flood emergency rooms and a rush on vaccine. nationally officials say supplies are running lo
and the year before. to have a fight over that is to say the united states should throw the economy of the world into catastrophe. that should not happen. in order to avoid that disaster since the republicans are trying to use the debt ceiling to bl k blackmail the country say by saying it's a nice economy, pity to blow it up if you have don't pay our ran sam. dr ran some. -- ransom. >> you just said there should not be a fight over the debt ceiling but will there be? is there anything about the history of this issue that suggests there won't be a fight? >> there will be a fight unless the president takes it off the table by invoking his ability to say i'm going to ignore the debt ceiling when and if it -- when and if it says that we can't pay the bills that are lawfully incurred because that would violate the 14th amendment. if the president is willing to invoke the 14th amendment, he can take it off the table. the republicans would yell and scream but he's has the right to invoke the 14th amendment and the republicans can take it to court. >> we're going to bring in our panel. hi
up to the plate because you cannot just rely on executive orders. i'll tell you, my son was a united states marine artillery officer, so guns are part of my family, but i was an urban mayor. i had to deal with gun violence all the time and i saw it doesn't just shatter lives of families but completely disrupts neighborhoods. this is, to me, an important issue for a lot of people. >> is it something you want to see prioritized though? one of the things that is interesting to me is the president right now is at his highest approval rating in a while. this is the natural ebb and flow. it usually builds up after winning re-election. there are a lot of things in the agenda space. you pay off a limited budget right? you can purchase things with that political capital. the horror of newtown is such that it has forced this issue to the foreti particularly in the wake of aurora. if you were designing the agenda in the absence of that and obviously you can't do that is this something that you want to see prioritized or are there other things you would put ahead of it? >> no. this is something
party, the party of lincoln, the party of people who united this country again and again. let's be that. and let's stop trying to be these dixiecrats. it just doesn't work for anybody. >> senator, do you regret some of the comments about abortion in this last cycle, about rape, about what colin powell thought were failed racist comments from the party? >> well, david, the fact that we are losing over 3,000 unborn children a day is an important issue. but republicans or conservatives should not engage in a debate about exceptions for abortions when the other side will not even agree that we have real people, real human beings. we need to fight the battle where it should be fought. life is important. we know from all of the new technology and improved sonograms that we do have a baby. and it's important that we fight for that. but instead of just offering my opinion on some hypothetical debate about exceptions for abortions, we need to move it back and particularly work with the states that are fighting for just the personhood of the child. if we can start there, i think america will move
in the united states still killing people there. lieutenant general, the administration told me no boots on the ground with al qaeda in mali, but is this the new boots on the ground? >> well, drones are more properly titled remotely piloted vehicles, and what they allow us to do is project capability without projecting vulnerability. that's one of their advantages. but the biggest advantage is really persistence. in other words, they provide the ability to observe a particular area, analyze what's going on and then react in an appropriate way to meet whatever the national security objective is at the time. in this particular case, they'll be used for intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance purposes up front. >> eric, here's the likely new cia chief john brennan. he was the guy who sort of started the whole drone thing. here's what he said about drones that seems to be really important when we think about what the repercussions could be for this country. >> there's another reason that targeted strikes can be a wise choice. the strategic consequences that inevitably come with the use
. the president of the united states starting with the state of the union last year focused on raising taxes and talked about it as the way to solve the deficit problem and talked about the buffett rule in 70santly and campaigned on raising taxes on the wealthy and gave the american people the impression that he could take serious steps toward resolving our fiscal issues by raising taxes. now, taxes have been raised. done mostly what he wanted us to do. the focus now has to be on spending. i think the president can't very well say we need more revenues and we need to raise taxes. we have done that. now, the focus really has to be on spending. >> bret: if you looked at his deficit and debt commission, the simpson bowles commission and recommendations that came out of there and what has not been followed through now two years ago, is remarkable. >> he is not interested in that. he is not interested in cutting spending. i think if you look at this in the large view it is becoming clear who he is and what he wants to do. he is now in the is second term. he is liberated and he can be open about w
now on, they are united against the president's increased spending and the president's efforts to increase taxes, as well. >> grover norquist, i think this is not the last battle. not the last battle. >> it's the beginning. >> thank you very much. >>> coming up next on "andrea mitchell reports," the latest on hillary clinton's health. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is still receiving treatment today at a new york hospital for a blood clot in her head. diagnosed after a follow-up mri following a concussion suffered in a fall several weeks ago. joining me now, nbc's chief science and health correspondence, bob bazell. and also with me "the washington post" ruth marcus. first to you, where this clot was found, a follow-up mri we were told on sunday night, and we were told it was a clot stemming from the concussion from the fall. does that mean that the clot was necessarily caused by the concussion or could it be from an underlying condition, or is there no way to really know that fact? >> it may have been caused by both of those problems. sometimes there's sort of a perfec
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. ♪ lou: good evening. the united states tonight is in the midst of the earliest and strongest clues season in a decade, and one that could turn out to be a emptied of among the deadliest. the centers for disease control reports that 7 percent of all deaths in this country in the last week of 2012 were flu-related. the epidemic rages across the entire country, and the cdc is reporting now that they have classified 41 states as having what they call widespread flu activity. more than 2200 people hospitalized, 18 children, 23 adolescents, sadly have died nationwide. the percentage of people seeing their health care provider for flu-like symptoms has climbed sharply. from just under 3% the almost 6%, doubling in the last four weeks. last year's relatively mild season peaked. experts are calling this year's flu strikingly similar to the severe strain of 2003 and for resulting in more than 40,000 from related deaths. this season is just getting started. according to the cdc, increased selectivity could continue for up to two more months, persisting much as the h1 in one or swine flu pande
in the united states now. >> for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the outset that there is a path to citizenship. we have got to lay out a path. a process that includes passing a background check. paying taxes, paying a penalty. learning english. and then going to the back of the line behind all the folks who are trying to come here legally. that is only fair. all right. >> under the president's proposal, undocumented workers would be required to register, submit to background checks, pay fees and penalties, learn english and have their paperwork start at the back of the immigration processing line. senator john mccain released a statement saying while there are some differences in our approaches to this issue, we share the belief that any reform must recognize america as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. we should all agree that border security and enforcement is particularly important. house speaker john boehner released a statement saying we hope the president is careful not to drag the debate to the left. and ultimately disrupt the difficult wor
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